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to rave, be insane, out of one's mind, to think or reason in an irrational manner manifested by erratic actions or lack of reasonable speech
to be disordered in mind, mad, Jn. 10:20; Acts 12:15; 26:24, 25; 1 Cor. 14:23*

Greek-English Concordance for μαίνομαι

John 10:20 Many of them were saying, “He is demon-possessed and out of control (mainetai | μαίνεται | pres mid ind 3 sg). Why are you listening to him?”
Acts 12:15 They said to her, “You are out (mainē | μαίνῃ | pres mid ind 2 sg) of your mind.” But she insisted that it was so. They kept saying, “It is his angel!”
Acts 26:24 As Paul was saying these things in his defense, Festus said in a loud voice, “You are out of your mind (mainē | μαίνῃ | pres mid ind 2 sg), Paul! Much learning is driving you insane!”
Acts 26:25 But Paul said, “I (mainomai | μαίνομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) am (mainomai | μαίνομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) not out (mainomai | μαίνομαι | pres mid ind 1 sg) of my mind, most excellent Festus, but true and rational are the words that I declare.
1 Corinthians 14:23 So if the whole church assembles in the same place and everyone is speaking in tongues, and outsiders or unbelievers come in, will they not say that you are out of your minds (mainesthe | μαίνεσθε | pres mid ind 2 pl)?